CosmoQuest has developed it’s own software for enabling citizen science under the programming leadership of Cory Lehan. This software allows images, sets of images, and videos to have metadata and annotations added through both drawing tools and questions that can accompany images. For doing science, CSB is a straight-forward way of accomplishing tasks needed by our science teams. On the back end, it let’s our project staff do all the statistical tasks needed to track our progress and transform the work of our community into data ready for analysis and eventual publication.
Each citizen science project in CSB has an associated tutorial, comparison images that we use to track how our community’s efforts compare to those of collaborating scientists, and information about the goals of the science project.